Palm oil comprises of natural fats and oils including triglyceries, mono and diglycerides. The oil palm gives its name to the 16 carbon saturated fatty acid palmitic acid found in palm oil; monounsaturated oleic acid is also a constituent of palm oil while palm kernel oil contains mainly lauric acid. Besides this, it is the largest natural source of tocotrienol, part of the Vitamin E family. It also contains high concentration of Vitamin K and dietary magnesium.
CRUDE PALM OIL (CPO)
Palm oil is the reddish-orange oil extracted from the fruit and kennel of a palm tree (Elaeis Guineensis), a native to tropical West Africa. It is the most widely produced vegetable oil in the world. This edible oil contains a very high percentage of saturated fat and used in making soaps, margarine, and lubricants, besides being used in cooking.